Galveston Arts Center presents "Exchange Rate" opening reception

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"Exchange Rate" opening reception
Corey Acklemire, Some Cents (detail), 2019, Wood and copper pennies, 12” x 12” x 12” Photo by Corey Acklemire

Galveston Arts Center will present "Exchange Rate," a group exhibition featuring artists who incorporate currency in their work as material and subject matter.

Playing on the location of GAC’s home in the 1878 First National Bank Building and The Strand’s history as the “Wall Street of the South,” the artists in the exhibition address commercial systems of trade, value and labor represented in paper, metal, plastic, and digital media. Addressing personal relationships to currency and the exchange goods, services, and the accumulation of wealth, worth, and value, this exhibition aims to give insights into the work of artists connected to the region who each take individual approaches to address this medium of exchange in their work.

This exhibition will feature the works of Corey Ackelmire, The Art Guys, Mike Beradino, Rene Cruz, Kevin Curry, Kathy Hall, Mary Jeys, Deborah Mersky, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Ken Little, Phillip Pyle II, Anthony Thompson Shumate, and Dan Tague.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until October 6.

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Galveston Arts Center
2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550

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Admission is free.